The lab took a trip to Ise and Toba on August 18th and 19th. We first visited Ise Jingu (a.k.a., Ise Grand Shrine) and toured around Sengu-kan, studied the history of and stories behind Shikinen-Sengu (A tradition of Japanese shrine where sacred buildings in the shrine are re-positioned and completely reconstructed from ground up. This reposition process, named as Shikinen-Sengu, generally happens once per 20 or more years).
Then in Toba, we went to the Dolphin Island and cruised around the Toba bay. The crowd then enjoyed sightseeing in Toba aquarium, host for a great variety of interesting sea creatures.